Breast Cancer Awareness Infographic and Pink Glove Dance Video

Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbon (flickr photo by Koko Nut)

What You Can Do To Lower Your Risk Of Breast Cancer

October is breast cancer awareness month.  And for good reason.  Most, if not all, of us know someone who has been affected by breast cancer.  This year in the United States alone, 40,000 women, and 400 men will die of breast cancer.

Knowing the symptoms and getting mammograms on a regular basis can help lower this statistic.  Plus, there are some things that you can do to reduce your risk.

According to the Mayo Clinic, certain lifestyle factors greatly impact our risk.  To stay healthy and reduce the risk of breast cancer, we need to: limit alcohol consumption, control our weight, get plenty of physical activity, breast-feed, discontinue hormone therapy, and avoid exposure to environmental pollution.

Some studies show that increasing your Vitamin D can decrease the risk for the disease.

Learn more about breast cancer prevention and detection with this infographic from Natural Healthy Concepts. Also, check out the Pink Glove Dance video at the bottom of the post.  Be sure and vote for Carle Foundation!

 

Pink Glove Dance Competition – Vote For Carle Foundation

Here’s a video the hospital that I work for entered in the Pink Glove Dance competition. You can vote for us (Carle Foundation, Urbana, Il) by clicking on the link here:

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